94 unnumbered leaves [that is, 188 unnumbered pages] ; 23 cm
Title from verso of front free endpaper
Paging from library's inventory
Written in a legible but rather careless hand in black ink on unruled pages; some pages have the year written in the upper left corners; each entry begins "Ce [date: number and name of month]."
Marie-Angélique Birranger was the wife of Henri Desrivières (1804-1865), the son of François Amable Desrivières (1764-1830), principal heir of James McGill. Henri Desrivières was a seigneur of Montarville and a political figure in Canada Est who represented Verchères in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada in 1841
Former call number: CH1.S37 (3)
The diary describes social, family and economic life in Montreal and Stanbridge, Québec from 18 June 1949 to 31 December 1949. There are also many comments about the weather and the author's health
Copy in McGill University's Rare Books and Special Collections, Manuscript Collection: marbled paper over cards, plain paper manuscript title label, marbled edges; spine backstrip wanting; back cover stained